New Speaker Added to reThinking eHealth Webinar - Wednesday, March 18 2pm EST/11am PST

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Dana Gibson to present on behalf of the WNC Data Link - Western North Carolina RHIO. Dana Gibson, Director, DataLink Project for WNCHN, will share the background and story of how DataLink began, some of the steps along the way and her recommendations for other organizations who are interested in starting a Regional Health Information Organization (RHIO) in their region.

Next reThinking eHealth Webinar To Be Held This Wednesday, March 18 at 2pm EST/ 11amPST.

Change We Need. Are You Ready for the Virtual Patient?
MEDSEEK's Predictions for eHealth 2009 in the Obama Administration

The Stimulus Bill and the HITECH Act have been passed… they've been signed and now the revolution begins in healthcare. The revolution, however, is not in information technology but with information access. The biggest impact of the HITECH Act will be how patients, consumers, physicians, clinicians, employees and the community access and share information with one another. The objective is to reduce costs and increase efficiencies throughout the healthcare system. How will the internet and eHealth impact hospitals and Americans in general? Find out MEDSEEK's views and predictions, and hear about some lessons learned from the front lines.

If Regional Health Information Organizations (RHIOs) are struggling and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are still in the early years, is there truly a "healthcare information highway" being formed? Will rural health as we know it change with broadband initiatives? Will healthcare be delivered to your iPhone and other mobile devices? If so, how will standards be created and enforced? How can hospital organizations take advantage of the most basic American communication tool, an Internet browser?

This intriguing topic will be presented at the next reThinking eHealth Webinar presented by MEDSEEK on Wednesday, March 18th at 2pm EST / 11am PST. Learn from our panel of experts as they share how to prepare and successfully implement a solution to meet the healthcare information revolution. We will cover all points of the compass including:

Lessons from the North - A Connected Canada
Dale Anderson, Senior Consultant, Stakeholder Engagement, LHIN 4, will cover what has been accomplished in Canada and what we can learn from their experiences.

Lessons from the East - A Connected East Coast
Do RHIOs work? Dana Gibson, Director of the WNC DataLink project will share project details from a successful and profitable model in Western North Carolina.

Lessons from the West - A Connected California
John Gaede, Director of Information Systems at El Centro Regional Medical Center, will share how a community hospital is connecting their information.

Lessons from the South - A Connected America
Brad Hawkins, MEDSEEK's Director of Sales, will provide a market perspective on why enhancing the user experience is critical to the success of healthcare. (Due to scheduling conflicts, Peter Kuhn is not available for this presentation. Brad has stepped in to present this section of the presentation.)

To register, visit http://www.medseek.com/rethinkingehealth. As part of MEDSEEK's commitment to advancing eHealth education, the reThinking eHealth Educational Webinar Series is provided at no cost. Attendees must register to participate.

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